Posts Tagged ‘Roof’

Red Things under your Roofs?

1 December 2011 Joshua Osborne 7 Comments
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Something that will occasionally happen in ArchiCAD 15 is the appearance of big pink/red translucent ‘things’ in 3D beneath your roofs. We’re not sure how people are turning it on accidentaly, as it doesn’t seem to happen for any of us unless we actually go and change the setting responsible, but it ishappening on a

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Creating dormers with the New Multi-plane Roof tool

24 August 2011 James Service 2 Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 15, Tip of the Day

The new Multi-Plane Roof tool and the New Connections feature in ArchiCAD 15 allows for very quick creation of dormer roofs. Here I have created my main roof with a Hipped rectangular roof, and the two dormers with Gable end roofs. Now using the Connect > Trim Elements to Roof /Shell > Using the Current

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How much flashing?

23 August 2011 James Service No Comments
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Have you ever wanted to find out the lineal length of elements in a project such as the length of ridge flashing or fascia board? ArchiCAD has all of this information as part of your Building Information Model. To access this information you will need to create a Schedule (Document > Schedules and Lists >

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Barrel-vaulted roof segments

17 March 2011 Mark Horrocks No Comments
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To create a Barrel roof please see ArchiCAD Help?: Virtual Building : Construction Elements : Roofs : Create a Barrel-Vaulted Roof. The set the number of segments created go to Options > Magic Wand Settings (so for eg. setting “segments along arcs” to 20 will create 20 segments to describe the roof.)  


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Roof slope as percentage

28 January 2011 Mark Horrocks No Comments
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You can change the Roof Slant Units from degrees to percentage with the Pull-out menu to the right , within the Roof Selection Settings.


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Roof Pivot Lines

27 January 2011 Mark Horrocks No Comments
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If you want to turn off the roof pivot lines then go to View menu>On-Screen View Options>Click on Roof Pivot Lines. Note: the Roof Pivot lines don’t print anyway, this is just an on-screen clarity option.


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Roof Surface Area

11 January 2011 Mark Horrocks 3 Comments
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To get the surface are of a roof, turn on the Element Information Palette, go to Window > Palettes > Element Information.  Within this palette select the Element Surface icon (second to last) and select you roof.  The Surface Top is the area you want.


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Dashed Roof outline on Story Below

10 December 2010 Mark Horrocks No Comments
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If you set the Roof to show on Home & One Story Down . The Roof shows dashed in the story below by default.  This is achieved by setting the Construction Elements Line Type.  Go to Options > Project Preferences > Construction Elements and beneath Below Home Story choose the  line type. NOTE: this applied

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Closing a polygon

24 November 2010 James Service No Comments
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If you are drawing a polygon shape, be it a Roof, Slab, Fill, Zone or Mesh, add your points Then double click on the last point and it will automatically close the polygon back to the starting point.


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See-through Roof

24 June 2010 Mark Horrocks No Comments
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You can create nice views of your model with the roof only shown as an outline by setting the roof Layer to wireframe within the Layer Settings Dialog.


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